checkpw - checks password which is stored in ~/Maildir/.password

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Security Updates Main amd64
Package name checkpw
Package version 1.02
Package release 1+deb7u1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 106 B
Download size 19.11 KB
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Package Version Architecture Repository
checkpw_1.02-1+deb7u1_i386.deb 1.02 i386 Debian Security Updates Main
checkpw_1.02-1+deb7u1_amd64.deb 1.02 amd64 Debian Main
checkpw_1.02-1+deb7u1_i386.deb 1.02 i386 Debian Main
checkpw - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.2.5


Type URL
Binary Package checkpw_1.02-1+deb7u1_amd64.deb
Source Package checkpw

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install checkpw deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install checkpw


2015-03-16 - Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
checkpw (1.02-1+deb7u1) wheezy-security; urgency=high
* Non-maintainer upload by the Security Team.
* CVE-2015-0885: Fix denial of service via -- in usernames (Closes: #780139)
2007-12-11 - Gerrit Pape <>
checkpw (1.02-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream point release.
* debian/diff/env-MAILDIR.diff; replaced with
* debian/checkpw.8, debian/checkapoppw.8: default 'Maildir' may be
overridden through the env variable $MAILDIR.
* debian/implicit: add proper dependencies to support 'parallel build'
through make -j (thx Daniel Schepler for the patch, closes: #445817).
* debian/rules: target patch:, clean: apply diffs from debian/diff/ with
-p1 instead of -p0.
* debian/control: Standards-Version:
2005-09-27 - Gerrit Pape <>
checkpw (1.01-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream point release.
* debian/diff/errno.diff: remove; fixed upstream.
* debian/implicit: update to revision 1.10.
* debian/checkpw.README.Debian: minor cleanup.
* debian/rules: cleanup; support DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=diet to build against
diet libc.
* debian/diff/env-MAILDIR.diff: new; default 'Maildir' may be overidden
through the environment variable $MAILDIR (closes: #304737).
* debian/ new; how to build package with the diet
* debian/ add debian/
2003-12-29 - Gerrit Pape <>
checkpw (1.00-3) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: no longer Build-Depends: debhelper; fix typo in
* debian/rules: stop using debhelper, use implicit rules.
* debian/implicit: new; implicit Makefile rules.
* debian/README.Debian: rename to debian/checkpw.README.Debian.
* debian/dirs, debian/docs, debian/examples: remove; obsolete.
* debian/, debian/checkpw.examples: new.
2003-11-10 - Gerrit Pape <>
checkpw (1.00-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control: Standards-Version:; minor changes to the long
* debian/rules: remove target configure; add target patch: apply diffs
in debian/diff/; target clean: reverse apply debian/diff/*.
* debian/diff/errno.diff: new: extern int errno -> #include <errno.h>.
2003-03-04 - Gerrit Pape <>
checkpw (1.00-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream version.
* debian/rules: do not install /etc/checkpw plus subdirs, but install
service directories as examples; install binaries in /usr/bin/,
omit loginlog and selectcheckpw programs, install them as examples;
provide upstream run-script examples.
* debian/control: Standards-Version: 3.5.8; strip down Build-Depends
and Depends.
* debian/copyright: adapt.
* 1st official debian package (closes: #182681).
* debian/postinst, debian/postrm: remove.
2002-04-08 - Gerrit Pape <>
checkpw (0.70-0.5) woody; urgency=low
* debian/postinst: change function declaration syntax (bashism?) to
support more /bin/sh shells.
2001-08-14 - Gerrit Pape <>
checkpw (0.70-0.4) woody; urgency=low
* woody package.
* pop username and client ip is logged on login.
2001-04-23 - Gerrit Pape <>
checkpw (0.70-0.3) unstable; urgency=low
* logs are stored in /var/log/pop/ or /var/log/apop/, accessible through
* /etc/checkpw/.qmail-start removed.
* depends on qmail-run >= 0.2.0.
2001-04-19 - Gerrit Pape <>
checkpw (0.70-0.2) unstable; urgency=low
* run tcpserver with softlimit -m 2000000.

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